Democrats turning their backs on Israel

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Matt Brooks, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition assembles the sad evidence that the Democrats are increasingly abandoning their traditional support for Israel. Harry Truman led the United States to become the first nation to recognize Israel, and until recently, his support was reflected by the vast majority of Democrat office holders. Sad to say, this no longer true.

Recent polling has shown a sharp disparity between Republicans' and Democrats' support for Israel. The Democrats have become the party of neutrality:

    • A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll in late July showed that there is a strong gap between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to support for Israel. The poll showed that among Republicans, an overwhelming 84% say they sympathize more with Israel (1% sympathize more with Arab states); by comparison, just 43% of Democrats do so (12% sympathize more with Arab states).

Regrettably, there is much more.

Thomas Lifson   9 07 06

Matt Brooks, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition assembles the sad evidence that the Democrats are increasingly abandoning their traditional support for Israel. Harry Truman led the United States to become the first nation to recognize Israel, and until recently, his support was reflected by the vast majority of Democrat office holders. Sad to say, this no longer true.

Recent polling has shown a sharp disparity between Republicans' and Democrats' support for Israel. The Democrats have become the party of neutrality:

    • A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll in late July showed that there is a strong gap between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to support for Israel. The poll showed that among Republicans, an overwhelming 84% say they sympathize more with Israel (1% sympathize more with Arab states); by comparison, just 43% of Democrats do so (12% sympathize more with Arab states).

Regrettably, there is much more.

Thomas Lifson   9 07 06